Victorian pitch pine bench/settle
This settle may have come out of a chapel/church, but may also be a railway platform bench or tram seat.
It has a metamorphing backrest, that flips from one side to the other, so you can change its orientation without turning the whole piece around.
It is made of very sturdy 3cm thick pitch pine (the back is 3.5cm thick), and is solid as a rock, mainly due to the seats construction - there is a plank under the seat, attached to the seat (you can see where the nail/screw holes have been filled along the top of the seat, forming a 'T' shaped seat construction, subsequently tenon-and-morticed into the bench ends.
The iron fittings on the backrest are in good, the paint is chipped off in parts.
There is some graffiti and scratch marks to the bench, mostly to the backrest.
There are some chipped-away bits here and there, and one or two holes and screws in odd places, but altogether a solid, characterful, simple bench, for any seating area, particularly for a long farmhouse table or outside.
246cm long, 43cm seat height, 81cm backrest height, 84cm side height, 30cm seat & side depth, and 43cm overall depth (incl. backrest).
Collection only due to size! (I may be able to deliver personally, please ask)
Or you can hire a man with a van, Anyvan, Shipley etc to collect.
Local delivery possible, please ask.
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Alltyrodyn Antiques, Rhydowen, Llandysul, Ceredigion, SA444QB
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